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Should misoprostol be inserted vaginally after 24hours or 6-8hours after taking the mifepristone?

Should misoprostol be inserted vaginally after 24hours or 6-8hours after taking the mifepristone?

MisoprostolForAborti: Swallow1 pill 200mgm of Mifepristone. Wait 24to48 hours. Then take 4 pills 200mgm each
You do not insert any pill in vagina ...Read more

Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Definition)

Misoporstol (Cytotec ) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more


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My gyn is planning for me to take a 200 (pyrethins and piperonyl butoxide) mcg tab misoprostol night before biopsy, to obtain uterine sampling. How do I insert in vagina. Droppage?

My gyn is planning for me to take a 200 (pyrethins and piperonyl butoxide) mcg tab misoprostol night before biopsy, to obtain uterine sampling.  How do I insert in vagina. Droppage?

Pill administration: Misoprostol tabs are generally taken orally unless the directions on the bottle say otherwise. Abbreviations should be clearly printed on the prescription: PO = oral, pr = rectal. If it is intended to be inserted into the vagina, the directions will state this and the suppository is simply inserted into the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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What are the effects of inserting cytotec (misoprostol) to vagina in terms of abortion? Will the process be more effective?

What are the effects of inserting cytotec (misoprostol) to vagina in terms of abortion? Will the process be more effective?

Yes: A lot of doctors and clinics have insertion of Cytotec (misoprostol) as part of their protocol for a medical abortion in addition, of course, to mifepristone. It does add effectiveness for the procedure. As your dr. Likely told you, Cytotec (misoprostol) causes smooth muscle contractions and helps to expel the pregnancy and decrease bleeding. Hope all goes well, good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and I tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that! ...Read more

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How far into the vagina do I need to go to insert Misoprostol as a preop for edometrial ablation. No applicator came with the pill?

How far into the vagina do I need to go to insert Misoprostol as a preop for edometrial ablation. No applicator came with the pill?

Misoprostol: Hi, Thank you for your question.

How to put the tablets in your vagina
1. Wash and dry your hands.
2. Put one tablet on your finger.
3. Put a drop of water on the tablet.
4. Put the tablet into your vagina and gently push it up as high
as possible.
5. Repeat with the other tablets.
6. Rest on your back, in bed, for about 30 minutes.

Good luck with your ablation.
Dr. M ...Read more

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I inserted misoprostol 200mg intervaginally last night prior to an IUD insertion this morning. I woke to heavy bleeding and cramping this morning.

I inserted misoprostol 200mg intervaginally last night prior to an IUD insertion this morning.  I woke to heavy bleeding and cramping this morning.

Happens: This may or may not be due to the misoprostol. It can cause uterine contractions and bleeding, but that may also be due to other things. If the problem exists after the IUD placement let your doctor know. Just remember that placing the IUD itself may cause some irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens if I insert 200mcg of cytotec (misoprostol) into my vagina whilst I am not pregnant? And i also do not have any ulcer problem

What happens if I insert 200mcg of cytotec (misoprostol) into my vagina whilst I am not pregnant? And i also do not have any ulcer problem

Why do that? : Unless you are being treated for a specific medical condition directed by your doctor you do not need to do that. Do not experiment with medications without specific guidance and instructions. ...Read more

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My daughter is scheduled for a laparoscopy and mirena insertion tomorrow due to severe endometriosis. she has been given cytotec to insert vaginally this evening. she is in severe pain, even though she has taken numerous pain killers. is this normal?

My daughter is scheduled for a laparoscopy and mirena insertion tomorrow due to severe endometriosis. she has been given cytotec to insert vaginally this evening. she is in severe pain, even though she has taken numerous pain killers. is this normal?

Endometriosis pain: Endometriosis itself can cause severe pain which can be addressed by the Laparoscopy assessment tomorrow. If she is unable to walk, talk, laugh or breathe with this pain she should call her GYN MD for instructions for more immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant drank one of the misoprostol then inserted 4 more into vagina the next evening. 10hrs passed only cramps no bleeding. Is that normal.

4 weeks pregnant drank one of the misoprostol then inserted 4 more into vagina the next evening. 10hrs passed only cramps no bleeding. Is that normal.

Misoprostol: Misoprostol can be indicated for termination of a pregnancy or completing a miscarriage. The side effects include cramping and passing brown tissue fragments and some bleeding. If the pregnancy was terminated, you should ordinarily experience both cramping and bleeding, but it is best to check with your gynecologist to evaluate the state of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi good morning I used 3 tab of misoprotol and inserted 1 with 2 tab of quinine did it twice and am not bleeding just stomach cramping please help me?

Hi good morning I used 3 tab of misoprotol and inserted 1 with 2 tab of quinine did it twice and am not bleeding just stomach cramping please help me?

Miscarriage: It seems that you may be trying to induce/treat a miscarriage in a country where help might not be readily available. Please go to http://www.womenonweb.org/ for more details on what to do. it may just take time (24-48 hours) for the misoprostol to work. Patience. See a doctor if no bleeding after or if w/ fever/severe bleeding/pain. ...Read more

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Hello I took miferstone ten days ago followed misoprostol 200 mg every 12 hrs for 800 mg total. Only brown discharge do I repeat the same process and do I have to take miferstone again or misoprostol?

Hello I took miferstone ten days ago followed misoprostol 200 mg every 12 hrs for 800 mg total. Only brown discharge do I repeat the same process and do I have to take miferstone again or misoprostol?

See your doctor: You need an ultrasound to confirm if the pregnancy has passed. If it hasn't your doctor may recommend repeating the process or may recommend a d&c. Definitely see your doctor for follow up, it is essential in this case. ...Read more

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How expensive is misoprostol?

Depends: Misoprostol 100 microgram tablets cost USD 13.33 for 12 tablets, the 200 microgram tablets cost USD 7.01 for 2 tablets (www.drugs.com). ...Read more

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What is misoprostol usually taken for?

What is misoprostol usually taken for?

Stomach protection.: Fda has only approved Misoprostol to counteract the erosive effects of nsaids on the stomach lining and prevent gastritis in chronic NSAID users. Off label uses of daily ob/gyn practice include induction of labor, management of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage, pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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What are the effects of misoprostol twice in six months?

No longterm effects: Depending on the reason for taking misoprostol, there should not be any long term effects. ...Read more

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How is misoprostol (abortion pill)?

Misoprostol: Misoprostol alone is not an abortion pill and in fact it's used as a drug to prevent/treat stomach ulcers. It just so happens that Misoprostol can also initiate uterine contractions, but contractions alone are not enough to cause an abortion. Mifepristone is a drug used in conjunction with Misoprostol that causes the separation of the pregnancy. Misoprostol is used as a drug for completion. ...Read more

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Can I urine while I take misoprostol?

Can I urine while I take misoprostol?

Yes Urination OK: Hi CKirshna,
Yes you should be able to urinate on misoprostol.
Misoprostol is used to coat the stomach and prevent stomach ulcer. Do not use the drug if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. Birth defects
In the US we have misoprostol by itself or combined with another medication called Cytotec. It is an expensive medication in the US not frequently used.
Good question
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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Side effects of cytotec (misoprostol) =?

Side effects of cytotec (misoprostol) =?

Labor: When used to induce labor Cytotec (misoprostol) often causes contractions sometimes severe. In larger doses nausea vomiting diarrhea. Must be used cautiously when used in induction with live baby on monitor. ...Read more

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Do you bleed heavily after the misoprostol pill?

Do you bleed heavily after the misoprostol pill?

MISPROSTIL: Talk to your obgyn. Of course bleeding is heavier than a period. ...Read more

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